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Security Dimension Missing in Nuclear Talks
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
The next round of multilateral talks is due in Vienna next week and compared to the previous round, when the crisis in Ukraine deflected the attentions, this time it is the dangerous developments in Iraq -- that warrant a frank security dialogue.

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US Policy Change, Key to Success of Nuclear Talks
Friday, June 13, 2014

Gholamali Khoshroo
I personally believe that if the necessary political will exists in the member states of the P5+1 group, the fate of a comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear energy program can be determined within the few weeks that remain. However, if there is no political will to respect Iran’s rights and guarantee that Iran’s nuclear energy program will remain peaceful, even six more months of negotiations will fail to bring fruit.

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French Role in Iran Nuclear Talks
Friday, June 13, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Coinciding with the two-day bilateral nuclear talks between Iran and US in Geneva, the French authorities have shown their feather by publicly voicing skepticism about a final nuclear agreement, perhaps as their way of infusing themselves more organically in the on-going talks and to continue with their familiar pattern of playing borderline spoiler role, just as they did prior to the signing of the interim agreement last November.

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IAEA's New Iran Report a Test for West’s Commitment to Obligations
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Amir Hossein Yazdanpanah
The latest report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the “implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement” in the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially the information contained in one of the paragraphs of this report, has opened a new chapter in relations between Iran and this international body. As a result, the main question raised here is will these relations really have a good impact on the final resolution of Iran’s nuclear case, which had been politicized by the Agency from the very outset?

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Debunking the "Breakout" Fiction
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
The current efforts to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers have so far failed to resolve the significant gaps that proved too formidable to permit the drafting of text of final agreement at the latest round in Vienna. With the July 20th deadline approaching, chances are the interim agreement will be extended another six months.

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What Brought the West to the Table
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
There is a widespread Western fallacy that "sanctions brought Iran to the table," which serves to legitimize the unjust regime of sanctions imposed by the Western governments, who rationalize their action by claiming to be the "injured parties" under international law, with respect to Iran's alleged "non-compliance" with its international obligations.

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Negotiations Should Be Based on Realities Not Illusions: Notes on Complexities of Iran’s N-Case
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Gholamali Khoshroo
If Iran is simply going to see ambiguous responses with regard to sanctions, for example, if Tehran is supposed to wait for a decision by the US Congress or go through a lengthy procedure through the UN Security Council, or wait for the green light from all the member states of the European Union before sanctions are lifted, it is clear that such responses are vague at best and will not help nuclear talks to reach the desirable result.

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Resolution of Iran’s Nuclear Standoff Victory for the Entire World
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jim Walsh
Iran Review conducted an exclusive interview with Dr. Walsh on the new round of talks between Iran and the six world powers, the future perspectives for the resolution of the nuclear standoff and the ways for the improvement of Iran-U.S. relations. What follows is the text of the interview.

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The Necessity of Derogation Clauses in A Final Deal
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
As the negotiation process toward a final comprehensive agreement between Iran and the world powers continues, the question of what this agreement would consist of and its legal status from the point of view of international law looms large.

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Will Einhorn’s Proposals Help Iran's Nuclear Talks?
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
In a scholarly article, Dr. Mohammad Hassan Daryaei, senior researcher and university professor, has offered in-depth critique of a recent article written by the US State Department's Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Mr. Robert Einhorn on “Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran.” What follows is a summarized version of his article.

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